The concept of Baselworld began in 1931, as the Swiss Watch Fair that was part of another exhibit. The fair expanded each year as the number of exhibitors grew. By 1986 international exhibitors were invited to be part of the grand fair.
Among those international exhibitors over the last 30 years has been Seiko, and more recently, Grand Seiko. Their watches share a similar aesthetic, owing to being from the same parent company, and an exceptional quality. Seiko and Grand Seiko have launched new collections at Baselworld.
Seiko and Grand Seiko have announced with regret they will not be participating in Baselworld 2020. Baselworld has recently revised their timing for 2020 and the new event date doesn’t suit the Seiko and Grand Seiko calendar. 2020 looked to be banner year for Grand Seiko in particular as they had planned a special celebration of their sixtieth anniversary.
Thankfully Seiko and Grand Seiko will still hold regional and national events to showcase their horological developments and timepiece collections. We look forward to these events for 2020.